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Editor's Monte Verde Windows Reviews
Read Monte Verde Windows reviews, explore product details and get general window costs on this independently labeled replacement vinyl window series.
The question we often get is who makes Monte Verde windows? It's a good question and one worth exploring. Although the name never appears on the website, the model is manufactured by Anlin Windows out of Clovis California. The company has a good reputation on the west coast and manufactures three main vinyl replacement window models (besides the Monte Verde model).
The Monte Verde is essentially an "economy line" that is marketed as a stand alone product in much the same way as the Preservation Windows by Alside. What's interesting though is that the Preservation Window is marketed as a high end vinyl window, while the Monte Verde window is marketed as an economy option.
There are two actual options, the Monte Verde and the Monte Verde BayView model, which is an upgraded and slightly pricier option (see below for ratings and product details.) The base model is not a bad window, although the .32 U-Factor leaves a bit to be desired (.30 and below is a good number for consumers to shoot for, but the .32 is not far off the mark.)
All in all, the Monte Verde Series should be considered a decent economy vinyl window, although consumers should definitely get additional quotes (we'd recommend getting one from Anlin itself) to compare performance numbers and price points.
If you'd like to ask our editors a question about your replacement or new construction windows project, send Tom an email.
Feel free to include project quotes and bids and get an expert opinion on which proposal(s) is right for you. Our site editor, and our website in general, is not associated with any window company. Instead, our advise is based on the idea of providing American consumers with the best long term value for your dollar.
Monte Verde Windows Cost
Monte Verde window prices should fall somewhere in the low to mid range of vinyl window pricing, which industry sources and experts put in the general range of $40 to $90 per square foot fully installed. This includes the cost of the window, all materials and the installation cost. We don't like to give exact prices because there are so many factors that come into play when bidding out the project. Some of these factors include the size of the window, the glass package you select, the additional upgrades, as well as the installation requirements.
Similarly priced windows include:
Alside Preservation Windows
Simonton 5300 Window
Milgard Styleline Series
Monte Verde Windows Ratings
The Monte Verde window comes standard with the following features; a fairly narrow frame, which means more glass and viewing area, a memory foam spacer, 2x strength glass, multi-chambered frame, 1 cam lock, a double walled glazing tower, interlocking meeting rail, an integrated lift rail, and 2 frame vents.
The window comes in 3 different grid styles and patterns and is available in a horizontal slider, a single hung, a picture window, casement, and several geometric shapes. In terms of window ratings, the horizontal slider with the triple pane glass option, low-e glass and fills gets a U-factor of 0.32 and an SHGC of 0.23. These numbers are just okay for an upgraded triple pane glass.
Monte Verde BayView Windows
The Monte Verde BayView window is a slgihtly upgraded option that includes a narrower frame that will allow for more glass area than the standard model, and a Pro-Latch lock. Even with the more narrow frame, the BayView model should get slightly better energy efficiency numbers over their standard model. The BayView also comes in more exterior frame colors that the company claims improves the energy efficiency (this is an optional upgrade). The BayView windows cost 10% to 20% more for the additional features and upgrades.
Monte Verde Windows Warranty
The Monte Verde windows warranty covers the frame, sash and components for the life of the window. This Limited Lifetime Warranty is transferrable, although the new owner is only covered for a period of 10 years from the date of purchase. This warranty is not quite as strong as the Anlin Window Warranty, which is understandable given the lower price point on the Monte Verde model.
Monte Vista Single Hung Window Bid
My Contractor is quoting me $4620 for 11, Monte Vista Single Hung, 36x48 windows delivered to the job site. He wants $500 per window to install, this is new construction. Is this price for the windows high? $5500 labor seems high?
Steve - Homeowner - from 2020
[Site Editor's Answer]
Seems pretty expensive to me. $500 installation per window is what I would expect for some serious replacement work to the frames and exterior work. Not out of the realm of possibility, but it does seem pricey. This can get tricky though with a contractor who is already on the job.
One option is to get a bid or two from well reputed local window companies on the weekends when your contractor is not there. Assuming the bids are for a comparable window (say a Milgard Tuscany or a Simonton Reflections), they should give you a better sense of what the fair market price for replacement windows might be.
If it were me, and the bids were lower, I'd give the bid to my contractor and tell him that that's what I felt comfortable paying. Like I said, it's a tricky road to walk, but it certainly might help get that cost down some.
Tom - Site Editor - from 2020